Why do I often crave eating clay?

Why do I often crave eating clay?

There are 9263 comments on the GoErie.com story from Dec 7, 2007, titled Why do I often crave eating clay?. In it, GoErie.com reports that:

Q I have a habit that I have developed off and on for the past two years. I love the taste of clay.

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UK CLAY

Huntingdon, UK

#7642 Apr 19, 2014
So I thought I'd do a review on Ghana Baked Clay -Ayilo

You get 15 pieces in a zip lock sandwich bang varying from big to small pieces which I think is great, but as it was brought during the sale it paid a total of nearly 7 pound and I don't think this is worth the product as from soul SISTA I could get at least 40-50 pieces including positing for that amount.

In regards to the taste the website states that the product is baked again to lock in the earthiness but to me it tastes quite chemical, it doesn't have the usual Ayilo smell to it either and it would have to be something I got used to which might come if I kept re purchasing

The texture however is crumbly gritty and smooth which would be the reason I would repurchase

Soul sista however will still be my number one clay supplier, the smokiness that comes with her Ayilo is unbeatable, as well as the earthiness!

Thank you GBC for still being available though, customer service is definitely at the forefront as I received the clay within a day of ordering :)
Indian roasted clay

Killeen, TX

#7643 Apr 19, 2014
Hi...anyone interested in buying Indian roasted clay. ..with in USA. .contact me on [email protected] Com...looking forward for your emails
Clay lover

Minneapolis, MN

#7644 Apr 19, 2014
Indian roasted clay is too costly. If you get from India is cheaper then here in which price you sell.
Icychalk

Forest Hills, NY

#7645 Apr 20, 2014
All things clay wrote:
That chalk looks and sounds so good too.
Yes it does! I wish I knew what kind it is!!
ann

Brooklyn, NY

#7646 Apr 20, 2014
Icychalk wrote:
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Yes it does! I wish I knew what kind it is!!
It looks like slate pencil.
Curious

Stockbridge, GA

#7647 Apr 20, 2014
ann wrote:
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It looks like slate pencil.
I thought the same too . But does anyone know where you can buy slate pencils in the US or online for a reasonable price ?
facefaceface

Lawrenceburg, IN

#7649 Apr 20, 2014
Oh, but the one in the video doesn't look like slate pencil to me. It's too white and slate pencil doesn't seem like it would be that crunchy.

My best guess for the video would be pelikan chalk.
ann

Brooklyn, NY

#7650 Apr 20, 2014
facefaceface wrote:
Oh, but the one in the video doesn't look like slate pencil to me. It's too white and slate pencil doesn't seem like it would be that crunchy.
My best guess for the video would be pelikan chalk.
Is pelikan chalk shaped like that.? It does seem a little thicker than slate pencil.
Indian roasted clay

Killeen, TX

#7651 Apr 20, 2014
Clay lover wrote:
Indian roasted clay is too costly. If you get from India is cheaper then here in which price you sell.
it is costly because of shipping charges..You can go to nearest post office and find out the rates...1bag weighs 500grams...price will always differ if quantity is more. The price of 1 bag getting from India is more than double the price I sell here.
ann

Brooklyn, NY

#7652 Apr 20, 2014
I see they sell chalk that us a square shape but the thing is to find the right brand of chalk. If that chalk has an earthy , crunchy then smooth taste it will be perfect. It will be a lot mess than white dirt. You can break off a small piece and pop it in your mouth. My mouth is watering. I have not had any clay for a long time.
Icychalk

Forest Hills, NY

#7653 Apr 22, 2014
Most of the square chalk I've seen is hair chalk or pastels and they come in colors. :(
ann

Brooklyn, NY

#7654 Apr 22, 2014
I typed in slate pencil chalk and I saw a few that looks like the one in the video. Someone on why we crave order slate pencil and said it was very hard. She had to wet it. I guess different clay produce different products. I would love to try the ones in the video.
Icychalk

Forest Hills, NY

#7655 Apr 22, 2014
I wish that epping Nina would respond to her comments and tell us what kind of clay and chalk she's eating!
crazy 4stuff w

United States

#7656 Apr 22, 2014
Bought another big batch of chalk today n got the typical weird looks gosh i wish people would not be so nosy at the store
All things clay

Hamilton, Bermuda

#7657 Apr 22, 2014
crazy 4stuff w wrote:
Bought another big batch of chalk today n got the typical weird looks gosh i wish people would not be so nosy at the store
How much did you buy! Lol!

I bought some today, but only two boxes because it isn't the super crunchy kind I like. It tastes ok though if left to air out for a couple days. I'm hoping though that the store that normally has the crunchier type will restock soon.

Somebody was on here a couple months ago talking about how she uses calcium carbonate and gypsum powders to make her own chalk (the one who called us stupid for paying for stuff we can make!) I am warming to this idea - anyone else who does or has done this? I'm wondering what the taste is like, and how it compares to ready made chalks.
suri clay

Paramaribo, Suriname

#7658 Apr 22, 2014
All things clay wrote:
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How much did you buy! Lol!
I bought some today, but only two boxes because it isn't the super crunchy kind I like. It tastes ok though if left to air out for a couple days. I'm hoping though that the store that normally has the crunchier type will restock soon.
Somebody was on here a couple months ago talking about how she uses calcium carbonate and gypsum powders to make her own chalk (the one who called us stupid for paying for stuff we can make!) I am warming to this idea - anyone else who does or has done this? I'm wondering what the taste is like, and how it compares to ready made chalks.
Maybe that is what epping Nina is eating in her video.The clay looks so white and a little too crunchy.There is almost no residue on her hands and/or lips or teeth.Could it be that mixture??
All things clay

Hamilton, Bermuda

#7659 Apr 22, 2014
suri clay wrote:
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Maybe that is what epping Nina is eating in her video.The clay looks so white and a little too crunchy.There is almost no residue on her hands and/or lips or teeth.Could it be that mixture??
Could be! I wish she would have said what it is. As you say it is very white and crunchy and it also, from its shape, looks like it could have come out of a pan. Whatever it is it sure looks and sounds good.

(I sometimes can't believe the things I write, gushing over a piece of clay...but I know you all understand).
Suri Clay

Paramaribo, Suriname

#7660 Apr 22, 2014
All things clay wrote:
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Could be! I wish she would have said what it is. As you say it is very white and crunchy and it also, from its shape, looks like it could have come out of a pan. Whatever it is it sure looks and sounds good.
(I sometimes can't believe the things I write, gushing over a piece of clay...but I know you all understand).
I definetly understand.I have been watching these two video's over and over,just craving for some clay....Going to the market tomorrow to get me a big batch,which will probably last me about two days..I tend to overindulge sometimes...:-(
All things clay

Hamilton, Bermuda

#7661 Apr 22, 2014
Suri Clay wrote:
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I definetly understand.I have been watching these two video's over and over,just craving for some clay....Going to the market tomorrow to get me a big batch,which will probably last me about two days..I tend to overindulge sometimes...:-(
You are so lucky...I wish I could go to the market and pick up clay, but not possible here.

This island is limestone, and although there is supposed to be real clay here I haven't found it yet. So there is no culture of selling/eating clay, but I had heard of a couple of people craving stone and believe that there are lots of secret people like us here - just recently discovered in my own family eaters of cornstarch and baby powder!
ann

Brooklyn, NY

#7662 Apr 22, 2014
All things clay wrote:
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You are so lucky...I wish I could go to the market and pick up clay, but not possible here.
This island is limestone, and although there is supposed to be real clay here I haven't found it yet. So there is no culture of selling/eating clay, but I had heard of a couple of people craving stone and believe that there are lots of secret people like us here - just recently discovered in my own family eaters of cornstarch and baby powder!
I am sure their are a lot of closet eaters. Epping Nina looks as if she buys that chalk in bulk because sounds like when she was reaching for second piece they were clinking together. It does look real good. That crunch.

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